Here's the three-point plan I wish a presidential candidate would propose for rebuilding America:
1. W.P.A.-like jobs for the people unlikely to be sustainably employed in the private sector, paid for by dramatic cuts in the size of government.
2. Ethical entrepreneurship as the "4th R." which would create jobs and boost the economy. To reduce environmental degradation, the emphasis should be on creating businesses that provide services rather than products.
3. Teaching people to live less materialistically.
This is a distillation of ideas from my new book, What's the Big Idea?: 39 Reinventions for a Better America.